City residents can donate book bags and school supplies this year for students in low-income families, and the caravan will visit neighborhood National Night Out events before arriving at City Hall for the annual event in the plaza and parking lot from 6 to 8 p.m.
National Night Out 2015Donations for the schoolchildren will be collected by Plainfield Action Services by July 25. For details on donating, call the agency at 908 753-3519. Plainfield Action Services is located at City Hall Annex, 510 Watchung Ave.
Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and officials, 2015“My vision is a superior education for every child in Plainfield,” Mayor Adrian O. Mapp said in a press release. “No child should ever have to miss a day of school because they do not have the financial resources to get the learning tools they need. The distribution of book bags and school supplies from generous donors on National Night Out is just a part of our plan to support our scholars in every way possible. We are partners here in our community and we all have a vested interest in seeing our children achieve as much as possible.”
National Night Out 2015Block associations and neighborhood groups are encouraged to have cookouts and gatherings on Aug. 2 to build neighborhood camaraderie and public safety awareness. Police-community partnerships are a primary goal of National Night Out events across the nation.